Should Hate Speech Be Protected By the First Amendment?

Maduri: Should we take another look at the first amendment protections?

DALLAS – The Facebook of a black power group has has claimed responsibility for the deaths of five police officers in Dallas. The primary suspect – who was killed – has been identified at Micah Xavier Johnson, who served with the US Army Reserve for six years and served in Afghanistan. The Dallas police chief – who is also black – said the shooter wanted to kill white people and cops.

This has to stop. We routinely condemn white power groups when they spew racism, and rightly so. Now a black power group has spewed more than hate. They’ve spewed bullets and killed cops. We need to condemn black power groups and and all race-based groups like this.

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We need to crack down on the “Black Power Political Organization” who posted this statement. We need to crack down on the KKK. We need to crack down on the Black Panthers. This is 2016, not 1955 when Rosa Parks refused to move to the back of the bus and when there was still segregation. We’ve come a long way since then and we need to eliminate violent groups that are stuck in the past and that are trying to kill the society in which we live.

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A look at the  First Amendment: General. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.A careful reading of the First Amendment reveals that it protects several basic liberties — freedom of religion, speech, press, petition, and assembly. Interpretation of the amendment is far from easy, as court case after court case has tried to define the limits of these freedoms.

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